Oct
9
to Oct 30

GENEOLOGY CLASS

Did you know that genealogy has replaced gardening at the number one hobby in the United States? Learning about one's ancestors is both fascinating and fun. It is not a difficult hobby but learning a few techniques on how to search could save time and effort.


The Polk County Historical Association is offering a Genealogy 101 class for any interested residents. The Fall classes will be taught on Tuesdays beginning on October 9th and continuing for four consecutive weeks at 2pm. 


The cost for historical association members is $25 and $40 for non-members. For more information contact Becky Hudson at 828.894.8583. Space is limited. Call today.

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Sep
20
4:30 PM16:30

HISTORY CLASS

Have you ever wondered how Columbus got it's name? Who was Capt Thomas Howard? You can learn these and other historical facts about Polk County. Local historian Anna Pack Conner is planning to teach her Polk County history course once again.


Starting on Thursday, October 4th from 1 to 2:30 pm each week and continuing for five consecutive weeks, come listen and learn about Polk County's past. Conner will share information about the county and it's beginnings. The classes are being offered by the Polk County Historical Association and will be held inside the museum at 60 Walker Street in Columbus. 


If you are a member of the historical assocation the cost is only $50 per person. Non-members can enroll in the classes for $75. Each week participants will be given a written outline for the next session.


"We are excited to make this opportunity available to area residents," said Pat McCool, President of the Polk County Historical Association. "Anna has taught this class numerous times and former students have been pleased at her insight on the local historical facts."


The course is limited to 30 participants. To register or for more information contact Pat McCool at COOL1760@GM

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A Visit from the Overmountain Men
Sep
5
2:30 PM14:30

A Visit from the Overmountain Men

Reanactorsportraying the over mountain men ,patriots who took on and captured the british at kings mountain ,will be featured in our Sept monthly program .
   this historical event was a highlight in Polk county's history as the over mountain men camped at alexander's ford one night in northwestern Polk county beforing marching on to the battle

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Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Fabulous 4th at the Museum

Museum will be open 10-4 during the town of Columbus independence day celebration

a special program on antique toys will be featured geared to children.

Also be sure and visit our WW1Cenntenial display "Polk county doughboys of WW1"

come and enjoy the airconditioned museum and free admission while in town to celebrate

 

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BLOODY COLUMBUS (JAN PROGRAM )
Jan
3
2:30 PM14:30

BLOODY COLUMBUS (JAN PROGRAM )

BLOODY COLUMBUS /DEC  30 1864

   PCHA WILL BE PRESENTING A FREE PROGRAM ON THE MASSACRE AND MYSTERY SURRONDING WHAT THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER CALLED "BLOODY COLUMBUS     SERVERAL PROMINET MEN WERE KILLED EXECUTION STYLE IN AN EVENT WHICHSEEMS CLOUDY 150 YEARS LATER AND INVOLVED POLK COUNTYS EARLY FOUNDER

   COME SHARE IN THE MYSTERY

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